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  1. @Jen581791 @Nana Trish In theory, this is a great idea. However, try telling that to my Catholic guilt...
  2. @Cheesehead I think my eyes are on fire from reading your response. Al pastor is my faaaave. Dam. Now I am hungry!
  3. What’s up, honey bunch? Are you ok @CheeringCJ?
  4. The wheelchair AND walker are put away for good? Trish, you have no idea how high my heart leapt when I read your words. I’m incredibly happy for you.
  5. I don’t have time to add to the above, but yes, yes, YES! Trish, I cannot believe it has been two years. It have been a gift to be able to walk this journey with you. Remember when @BurgundyBoy encouraged you to measure your steps in Trishes? Boy, those days seem far away. I have to run but I’m sending you all my love.
  6. Please tell her I said hello. I hope to see her again this summer!
  7. I have a backlog of messages to get through and not nearly enough time to respond. I’ve told myself that it’s better to check in for a few minutes every night than to not check in at all. Give me some time. I’d hate anyone to think I’m not ignoring their messages xo
  8. It’s crazy to see how different we have all reacted to WLS. I love cold beverages and am fine with hot beverages. I drink a ton of iced beverages because room temp liquids are no longer appealing. I miss my spicy foods...
  9. My heart goes out to you for all you have been through since WLS. I’m also bipolar. After surgery, I experienced higher rates of depression and anxiety. To make a long story short, I increased my dosage of lamictal. Lamictal (Lexapro, Ativan and xanax are also in my cocktail) has been a godsend for me. Talk to your new doc about getting on meds for you BPD. make sure to let her/him know that you had a challenging time with surgery and this may impact your ability to absorb the meds. I hope you are able to find relief for your mental health concerns. @Nana Trish, care to chime in?
  10. I’m a spicy food wennie. I started eating spicy foods when I lived in Texas and I loved it. I’ve never been a chili eater but mild spice was ok. Fast forward post GBS. I cannot eat anything spicy. Nada. I start to sneeze and my nose starts dripping. My tongue is on fire and I often give up my meal. I love Korean food, so this has been devastating. Has this happened to any of you? Has your tolerance for spice gone down?
  11. How is Devin doing? She’s such a sweetie!
  12. Jen, I’m so proud to know you. You’ve always had an adventurous spirit, so it doesn’t surprise me that you are doing an Ultra. I can’t wait to hear more about your marathon adventures.
  13. I know this was taken a while ago but I had to say daaaaaaamn @CheeringCJ! This is a lovely dress but the best part is that you radiate happiness! Hooray!
  14. Sweet baby Jesus! You are tiny @Nana Trish! What a lovely dress and lovely smile. ❤️
  15. Trish, he’s so big! How did he get to be so big? Time has gone by way too fast.
  16. Thank you! If I were artistically talented, I would draw a picture of thin me moving a few mountains around. ❤️❤️❤️ Missed you.
  17. Thank you, dear friend! I need some accountability and I miss my TT family. ❤️
  18. I agree with everything Jen said about WLS in Mexico. I had a positive experience after shopping around. I narrowed my choices to five hospitals/clinics. I called these places and was uncomfortable with some of their responses. Some places focued on how good I would look and that’s not the reason I had surgery I sought out medical care that focused on my health and well being I went with a large hospital which hosts the blood bank for Tijuana. The hospital also has an ER which gave me peace of mind. I paid a high price as it was the most expensive option. I don’t regret the money I paid and would do it all over again.
  19. Hi and welcome August will be here before you know it and surgery is the best decision you will ever make. Your fur babies will thank you for it as you’ll be able to walk them much further. I’m curious, what hospital have you chosen? I also had surgery in Tijuana and was at Hospital Angeles. I had an incredible experience. I’m sure you will also have a positive outcome. I crossed the US-Mexico border at San Ysidro (San Diego) as soon as I was discharged. You might want to do that because your hospital will be able to get you across the border in a medical van. My crossing took 20 minutes or so, which was astounding. If you drive across in a car or bus, you can expect about a three hour wait. Again, welcome to TT! Edit: I just read your bio. Dr. Corvala was my surgeon! He and his team of doctors are absolutely incredible. The hospital will provide you VIP treatment and stellar medical attention. The doctors and nurses will check on you every couple of hours. I’m pleased that you chose Dr. Corvala.
  20. I’m slowly catching up on things around here. I was thrilled to read your blog post. Your arms are giving me life!!
  21. Awww! Thank you, thank you!! Funnily enough, I was back in Los Angeles for my 2 year surgiversary. I wish I could say it was under pleasant circumstances. I was tempted to cross the border and visit my hospital but the US-Mexico crossing is murder right now. It’s probably best because the hospital is located in the gastronomic district. Let’s celebrate weight loss with a high calorie meal! I hope your knees are healing!
  22. @cinwa Thank you. I realized this morning that I’m pulling myself out of a deep depression. Somewhat ironically, I’m pretty chipper. Exhausted and not taking care of myself, but chipper. xo
  23. @Res Ipsa Thank you! I’m currently in the Dunkin’ drive though waiting for a hot tea. I’m on my way to Whole Foods. I know how to rock a Mother’s Day. I may be quiet at times but I will always return. ❤️